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Book Review: Surviving Santiago

June 27, 2015

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title: Surviving Santiago author: Lyn Miller-Lachmann Date:Running Press Kids; 2015 main character: Christina “Tina” Aguilar We first me Tina Aguilar in Lyn’s previous book, Gringolandia. There, she was a minor character in her brother’s story but here, she takes center stage when she returns to Chile to spend time with her papá. The deal her […]

Saturday Trailer: Stella By Starlight

June 27, 2015


What better day for a book trailer than a Saturday? Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon Draper used her own family history to write Stella by Starlight (Atheneum, January 2015). While the book is set in the early 20th century, many of the societal issues still exist. Draper’s writing of the past provides young people today an […]